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Measles Vaccine, Singapore - Shim Clinic

Live measles Virus vaccine jab/shot/injection schedule, to vaccinate against measles virus to immunize against Measles at Shim Clinic in Singapore

A number of live, attenuated measles vaccines are currently available, either as monovalent vaccine or as measles-containing vaccine combinations with one or more of rubella (R), mumps (M) and varicella vaccines. The measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR) or measles/rubella (MR) vaccine is given in many countries instead of monovalent measles vaccine. The measles vaccines that are now internationally available are safe and effective and may be used interchangeably in immunization programmes. Every child should receive two doses of measles vaccine. The second dose may be given as early as 1 month following the first, depending on the local programmatic and epidemiological situation.

Special attention must be paid to all children and adolescent/young adult travellers who have not received two doses of measles vaccine. Measles is still common in many countries and travel in densely populated areas may favour transmission. For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. However, children who receive the first dose between 6 and 8 months of age should subsequently receive the two doses according to the national schedule. Older children or adults who did not receive the two lifetime doses should consider measles vaccination before travel.

Given the severe course of measles in patients with advanced HIV infection, measles vaccination should be routinely administered to potentially susceptible, asymptomatic HIV-positive children and adults. Measles vaccination may be considered even in individuals with symptomatic HIV infection, provided that they are not severely immunosuppressed. Where the risk of contracting measles infection is negligible, physicians who are able to monitor CD4 counts may prefer to delay the use of measles vaccine until CD4 counts are above 200. Following measles vaccination no increased risk of serious adverse events has been demonstrated in HIV-positive compared with HIV-negative children, although lower antibody levels may be found in the former group.


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Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise
Fri, 26 May 2017 18:02:29 +0800 | BBC News | Health | UK Edition
Parents could be fined up to €2,500 for not getting their children vaccinated, amid a measles surge. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

US government has already paid out $159 million in damages to vaccine injured children so far in 2017
Fri, 26 May 2017 05:13:17 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) America has been under the spell of a vaccine hysteria due to the recent measles outbreak among unvaccinated Somali-Americans in Minnesota. Once again, vaccine skepticism and anti-vaccine activists, such as the “discredited” Dr. Andrew Wakefield, have been blamed for the outbreak that affected 48 people. Americans are constantly told that vaccines are the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Malawi: Hospital Geared for Measles Rubella Vaccination
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:58:24 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Thyolo District Hospital says cooperation and coordination amongst stakeholders is vital for the successful implementation of the Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination exercise which is scheduled to start from June 12 to 16 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

South Africa: Is Your Child Vaccinated Against Measles?
Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:27 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Bhekisisa] Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Traveling Abroad? Get a Measles Shot
Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00:02 +0800 | NYT Health
Adult travelers who are not immune to measles risk bringing home a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease. (Source: NYT Health)

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live
Wed, 17 May 2017 19:59:00 +0800 | What's New at CBER
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Right-Wing Website Blames Minnesota Measles Outbreak On Muslims
Wed, 17 May 2017 08:58:06 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
On April 25, WorldNetDaily published a column by so-called “medical researcher and author” Bill Sardi that is a lengthy rant against vaccines, in which he insisted that recent measles outbreaks have occurred largely among vaccinated people, not the unvaccinated, and that “pro-vaccine advocates do not hold the high scientific ground in the battle over whether to vaccinate or not vaccinate school-age children.” This is not new. WND has long been a friendly place for anti-vaxxers to peddle their conspiracy theories. Three days later, WND published an article by reporter Leo Hohmann seeking to blame a measles outbreak in a Somali-American community in Minnesota on Islam itself, under the clickbait headline, “Quran blamed in new U.S. disease outbreak.” Hohman...

Millions Of U.S. Travelers Might Be At Risk For Importing Measles Because They Skipped The Vaccine
Wed, 17 May 2017 01:06:00 +0800 | Forbes.com Healthcare News
In a study of people who visited travel health clinics before departing the United States, more than half of thoe who should have been vaccinated against measles didn't get immunized, leaing them vulnerable to becoming infected overseas and bringing the disease back home. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

Morning Break: Minn. Measles Spreading; OD'd on Caffeine; Ransomware Vaccine
Tue, 16 May 2017 20:00:00 +0800 | MedPage Today Public Health
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

Many Americans Skipping MMR Vaccination Before Traveling Abroad (FREE)
Tue, 16 May 2017 06:41:21 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Of U.S. adults who go to travel clinics before traveling internationally, only about half of those eligible for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


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